Heritage railway teaches youngsters about WWII evacuation

Schoolchildren at the Wartime Weekend event in 2011 Credit: ITV Central

A thousand schoolchildren from the Midlands will find out what it was like to be an evacuee during World War 2 later.

The Great Central Railway at Loughborough in Leicestershire is putting on a special lesson for the youngsters, as part of its Wartime Weekend event.

A previous event at the Great Central Railway in Loughborough Credit: ITV Central